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Compensation for Auto Accident Injuries Involving Industrial Vehicle

Posted on in Car Accidents

Illinois injury lawyerDriving in the Chicago area at rush hour is anxiety-inducing enough when major throughways such as 90/94, 290, 55, and Lake Shore Drive are facilitating traffic with optimal results. When additional variables are present, such as unexpected temporary lane closures or reductions, the stress, and danger increase. This is especially the case when driving alongside a semi-truck, flatbed carrying wide contents, or an industrial grade vehicle utilized for purposes such as construction, waste management, or agriculture.

The larger, longer, and wider the vehicle, the greater the chance it has of a crossing a lane boundary, especially when weather conditions or city construction has reduced lane sizes. When a boundary is crossed, a collision may occur. Similarly, a chain reaction may occur when one driver panics at the sight of a veering large vehicle, thereby introducing chaos and disarray into traffic and causing an auto accident. When one of these scenarios plays out and personal injuries are suffered, the law allows for victims to pursue monetary damages for medical bills and other losses.

Injuries Sustained in an Accident Involving a Large Vehicle May Be Severe

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” This is Newton’s third law – abstract on the page, but frightening tangible when an auto accident involving a large vehicle occurs. A large truck or other vehicle traveling at a significant speed may make contact with smaller cars as to cause devastating vehicle damage and personal injuries – especially if the large vehicle rolls over onto cars in adjacent lanes of traffic. Severe personal injuries may include:

  • Concussions;
  • Broken bones;
  • Spinal injuries;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Dismemberment;
  • Death.

While the insurance of each driver may play a valuable role in addressing the issue of vehicle repair or replacement, questions concerning other losses may linger. Specifically, there are the issues of the cost of medical bills, lost income due to missed work, pain and suffering, and consequences flowing from any short or long-term disabilities suffered.

The Compensation You Need and Deserve for the Injuries You Have Suffered

The Chicago area can be unforgiving if you miss a beat at work or in your domestic life. When an unexpected auto accident involving personal injuries has saddled you with healthcare costs, a temporary or permanent inability to work, and a long and painful recovery, rely on an experienced Park Ridge personal injury attorney to fight for your legal rights and obtain all rightful compensation on your behalf.

Source:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1865&ChapterID=50

 

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